Took House by Lauren Camp (Tupelo Press, paperback)
Publication Date: August 1, 2020
Publisher Marketing: Poetry. TOOK HOUSE is a disquieting book about intimate relationships and what is seen and hidden. In vulnerable poems of obsession, Camp places motivation deep in the background, following instead a chain reaction between pain and pleasure. TOOK HOUSE navigates a landscape of bone and ash, wine and circumstance. Boundaries shift between reality and allegory. The unknown appears and repeats, eerily echoing need. Blame, power and disorder hover, unsettling what we know of love.